Friday, July 15, 2011

Stan Co. Fair 2011

Thanks to my dad, we were able to go to the fair on opening day as the gates were opening, without waiting in line for our tickets. I LOVE that we were able to take Adaline to the petting zoo while it was still clean, the staff were still happy, the animals weren't too stressed, and there wasn't an overwhelming amount of people milling around. Perfect for us! 

We quickly searched for our entered items and discovered that we did well for first timers! Travis took first place for his fish stamp (pictured below) and was awarded two honorable mentions for his home-brews (California Common and a pale ale).
I picked up honorable mentions for all three of the photos that I entered! Pretty good for my first time entering photos, if I do say so myself!

I knew my pictures weren't great photography-wise when I entered them and I didn't expect to win anything, but all three of them are special to me and represent touching moments in my packed life. I love how the photos turned out and I love that the one of Adaline and Maddie was displayed at the entry to the photography area. Within minutes, I overheard three different people point to it and say something along the lines of "Awwwww, how cute!"  I know I'm tooting my own horn, but it IS a photo of my baby, and I LOVE IT. Warmed my heart to overhear others commenting on it, too. I also love that I can hear Clint Black playing live at the fair from the couch in my living room as I write this post. Who doesn't love the fair?!
*Thanks again, Dad, for making it easier for us to experience the fair while the weather was cool!


Sara said...

Sooo cute! And congrats on your submissions! Glad there was some good petting zoo time! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I SHOULD have read this before I went to the fair. I always look at all the racks of pix and ooh and ahh over them, but I don't take the time to look at the names. They look so nice and I know they are photos that are special to you. Congratulations!
Mary R.

Anonymous said...

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